News from November 2018

Patient claims nerve damage after blood draw procedure

By Lhalie Castillo | Nov 27, 2018

BENTON — A patient is suing the U.S. government for $5 million, claiming an injury after having blood drawn at the Southern Illinois Healthcare Foundation, a federal government agency.

Woman alleges injuries while jumping on trampoline

By Angelica Saylo Pilo | Nov 27, 2018

EDWARDSVILLE — A woman claims she was injured while jumping on a trampoline at a recreational complex.

Chatham & Baricevic, lawyers sue accountant over tax troubles

By Record News | Nov 27, 2018

BELLEVILLE – Charles J. Baricevic, Grey Chatham, and their firm were subjected to fines and penalties on their taxes, according to a complaint Chatham filed in St. Clair County circuit court on Nov. 19.

Six facts Pritzker can’t ignore when negotiating AFSCME contract

By Ted Dabrowski and John Klingner, Wirepoints | Nov 27, 2018

Illinois Gov.-elect J.B. Pritzker says one of his first legislative priorities is to focus on things that will “lift up the standard of living” for Illinoisans by “putting dollars back in their pockets.”

Asbestos defendants advised to discern potential BAP1 gene link in claimants

By John Breslin | Nov 27, 2018

Attendees at a recent conference on asbestos litigation were advised to ask claimants about the history of cancer in families, and potentially then ask for a test because of the link between some mesothelioma cases and potential genetic factors.

Customer sues Goodwill over alleged injuries at Fairview Heights store

By Lhalie Castillo | Nov 27, 2018

BELLEVILLE — A customer claims he was injured when a table top was dropped on his foot at the Fairview heights Goodwill.

Suit alleges Cigna Group Insurance denied benefits

By Lhalie Castillo | Nov 27, 2018

BENTON — A woman is suing her insurance company for allegedly denying her long-term disability benefits.

Suit alleges healthcare benefit plan administrators engaged in a fraudulent scheme

By Lhalie Castillo | Nov 27, 2018

BENTON — An employer is suing healthcare benefit plan administrators for allegedly failing to manage and administer the plaintiff's employees' health benefits program.

Passenger sues over multi-vehicle collision

By Angelica Saylo Pilo | Nov 28, 2018

EDWARDSVILLE — A passenger is suing several motorist for allegedly causing a multi-vehicle collision.

Madison County civil docket Dec. 3-7

By Heather Isringhausen Gvillo | Nov 28, 2018

Madison County circuit judges Mudge, Ruth and Dugan have law cases scheduled on the civil docket for Dec. 3-7.

St. Clair County real estate Oct. 19-30

By Elizabeth Alt | Nov 28, 2018

A Smithton home sold for more than $412,000 as part of the recent St. Clair County real estate transactions for Oct. 19-30.

St. Clair County foreclosures Nov. 15-21

By Elizabeth Alt | Nov 28, 2018

There were six foreclosures in St. Clair County from Nov. 15-21.

Madison County real estate Oct. 26-31

By Princess Jade Barrenechea | Nov 28, 2018

A Highland home sold for nearly $400,000 as part of the recent Madison County real estate transactions for Oct. 26-31.

Madison County foreclosure Nov. 13-16

By Princess Jade Barrenechea | Nov 28, 2018

There were nine foreclosures in Madison County from Nov. 13-16

Legitimacy of ‘good faith’ settlement questioned

By The Madison County Record | Nov 28, 2018

When two parties in litigation agree to a “good faith” settlement, that’s good, right? It brings the dispute to an end sooner, ensures that the outcome is acceptable to both sides, and eliminates the risk of a decision less favorable to one side or the other.

St. Clair County circuit judge Fiss remembered for tough sentences and devotion to family, friends

By Heather Isringhausen Gvillo | Nov 28, 2018

St. Clair County Circuit Judge Jan Fiss is remembered as a devoted family man and an impartial judge who gave out tough sentences.

Matoesian out on leave since Labor Day

By Heather Isringhausen Gvillo | Nov 28, 2018

Madison County chief judge David Hylla confirmed that circuit judge Andreas Matoesian has been off the bench for unspecified reasons since Labor Day.

Outgoing Sen. Clayborne draws down campaign funds in airfare and hotel expenditures

By Record News | Nov 28, 2018

SPRINGFIELD – State Senator James Clayborne, whose campaign fund held about $200,000 when he announced his retirement, has drained much of that amount on travel.

House override spikes Court of Claims cap from $100,000 to $2 million

By Kyla Asbury | Nov 28, 2018

SPRINGFIELD — Gov. Bruce Rauner's veto of a bill that raised the award cap from $100,000 to $2 million for tort cases against the state that are litigated in the Illinois Court of Claims has been overridden.

Employer accused of making late pension contributions

By Lhalie Castillo | Nov 28, 2018

BENTON — Pension fund trustees are suing an employer for allegedly making late payments into pension plans.

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